Oct 31, 2012 10:00pm EDT
for false statements and contradictions. cia director david patraeus director stood up for his agency and his people saying, no one at any level in the cia told anybody not to help those in need. we talk with former defense secretary donald rumsfeld who serve for u.s. presidents, and i ask him about the unusual patraeus statement. >> it is not that unusal if you think back about a week ago when statements out of the white house and the administration seemed to suggest that the intelligence community has been deficient in their work and seemed to be throwing the cia under the boss a little bit. and this reaction back from the cia is, i think possibly reasonably predictable even though as you suggest, it is unusual. lou: in the case of the benghazi controversy, will call it that for now, it seems to be one set of the nile's after another. the next being that we still don't know who denied a request for security to be improved, bolstered in benghazi this past summer after a number of attacks on our consulate, on other outposts of the british government, the red cross. somebody denied tha
Nov 17, 2012 4:00am EST
statement. who is the heat? >> patraeus appears to -- the seventh from petraeus appears to be amended. what he did stay based on th news reporting is that the statement that was sent out, the riding said katie suspected. the change was indications of tremists. this goes to a larger narrative that there was not a terrorist attack, and if you listen for thpresident's words of the united nations he talks about a mindless attack. mindless activities. well, no. it was not mindless. it was preplanned. here's the president trying to make the point that it was not of planned terrorist act. something about the way the president is approaching this and all his supporters have got behind in to try to sell is narrative to the united states. it just wasn't true. lou: top house armed services democrat and embrace -- adam smith, rather, as we just saw talking about the statements by ambassador rice saying he does not understand how a terrorist attack can be both spontaneous and preplanned. it's just bizarre what is going on here. the 80 logical, if you will, mandated logic of all is appalling . >> dem
Nov 16, 2012 7:00am EST
louisiana this morning. as we noted at the top of the segment, former c.i.a. director david patraeus will be testifying behind closed doors today in the senate elect's intelligence committee. for more on that, we want to turn to warren strobal from routers. mr. strobal, thanks for coming on. what are members of congress looking to hear from david petraeus today? >> well, they have a lot of questions. they want to know what the c.i.a. did to try to move its forces to help field the attack and protect the consulate. and even more than that, they want to know what the c.i.a. told the administration about the causes of the attack and why the explanation seemed to shift from an attack that was, grew out of the protest over the anti-muslim film throughout the middle east, to the explanation later that it was a terrorist attack. host: gives an update on the efforts to track down those involved in the attack. >> if you recall shortly after the attack, president obama said he would spare no effort to track down those who were involved in this attack, but so far there have been a handful of su
Nov 8, 2012 10:00am PST
for general patraeus and general clapper but something went wrong here and it seems like there was influence coming from outside and that should never happen when dealing with the intelligence communities and to me the on place it could have been coming from was the administration itself. megyn: we'll find out as you continue to probe into a disturbing story. mr. chairman of the homeland security committee, thanks for being here. all the best, sir. after billions of dollars in advertising, direct mailing, rallies, when wound up almost exactly where we were before election day:president obama in the white house and the democrats holding the senate and the republicans holding the congress. karl rove is live here three minutes away. emotional testimony at sentencing. take this guys picture off. no one wants to look at him. you know who it is. his name is jerrod laughe lough. today survivors of that tragedy are getting their first chance to confronts him face to face. a bad sign for victims of superstorm sandy. thousands of folks without gas, heat or food left out in the cold yet between. >> it'